Delhi govt takes steps for additional power supply
New Delhi: As long power cuts returned to haunt the residents in the sweltering heat, the Delhi government on Saturday said it was making sincere efforts to make available enough electricity during the summer.
Senior officials in power department said discoms have tied up with with various generating plants for 6,100 mega watts of electricity as they expect a rise in demand in peak summer months.
The current power demand has been fluctuating between 4,200 MW to 4,600 MW. The maximum demand had gone little over 5,600 MW last summer.
"The discoms are not buying any costly power from gas stations and liquid fuel stations of NTPC and have tied up with reasonably cheaper sources in the interests of Delhi consumers," said the officials.
Several areas in the city witnessed power curs ranging from one to three hours in the last few days.
"The government of Delhi is committed to ensure 24x7 power supply to the citizens of Delhi," said the officials.
They said government has directed the private power distribution companies to attend to the local faults so that power cuts does not take place for longer duration.
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